K Shankar Bajpai in Will we ever learn? (March 4) is right in saying that most of the objections raised by the Left leaders and others are childish. The positives coming from the US nuclear deal outweigh the negatives by a huge margin. The UPA government should go ahead and sign the deal. It may be remarkable that due to the blind opposition to the US, the communists have been thrown out from all of Europe. When China has signed a similar deal with the US and did not loose its right to dictate its own foreign policy, why are the Leftists stating that India will loose its independent foreign policy?
PC Sinha, Patna
K Shankar Bajpai deserves praise for his timely reminder to all political parties to support the nuclear deal. Leave aside the Left parties that are always naysayers and turn a blind eye to the greater national good, with this deal, we will end our nuclear isolation. Why oppose it merely for political reasons. The government should seal the deal no matter what happens next.
ENK Krishnan, via e-mail
With reference to the reports Lights out Delhi and Water woes (March 5), daily power cuts and water shortage are common in Delhi, despite the assurances given by the government. Even passengers face harassment by airport authorities on any pretext. Hats off to HT for taking up these issues.
Gurmit Kaur, Delhi
Past the buck
Abhishek Singhvi’s article The glass is half full (March 5) is commendable and the analogy is fine. Political parties, banks, private lenders and the government are all responsible for farmers’ suicides, and should contribute towards the
Rs 60,000 crore.
HBS Rana, via e-mail
Young and restless
The saga of not winning in any final against the invincible Aussies in their own country was rewritten by Team India. Our young guns have created history with their all-round performance and game spirit.
Ashish Kumar Mohanty, Kolkata